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Preschool Storytime

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until August 27, 2014
Bookshop Santa Cruz invites any toddler or preschool age children (with parental supervision) to listen to stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books! We hope you’ll join us in our Children’s Books section, Wednesday mornings at 10:00

Santa Cruz Farmers Market

August 27 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

Open Mic – At the Reef

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Drink specials and great food from Pono’s. All ages,

Let’s Talk About the Movies – “Get on Up”

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until December 24, 2014
This informal movie discussion group meets at the Del Mar mezzanine in downtown Santa Cruz. Movie junkies are invited to join in on Wednesday nights to pursue the elusive and ineffable meanings of cinema. Discussion begins at 7 pm and admission is free. For more information visit the Google group here. Wednesday, August 13th, we’ll be discussing “Get On Up.” Plot outline: A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in…

Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  

Swing Dancing

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week until December 25, 2014
Enjoy cocktails and dancing on Thursday nights in the swanky Speakeasy Lounge @ Motiv in downtown Santa Cruz! Progressive Swing dance lessons from 6-7pm, followed by DJ Topher’s fun mix of swinging jazz, sexy blues, and classic soul. No cover (by donation).

Jan Harwood, An Un-Conventional Murder

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Allan Holdsworth Trio feat. Jimmy Haslip and Virgil Donati

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“…frighteningly original and unique…” – Guitar Player Widely regarded by fans and musicians alike as one of the 20th century’s most prominent guitarists, Allan Holdsworth is one of a handful of musicians who has consistently proven himself as an innovator in both the worlds of jazz and rock. Born in Bradford, England, Holdsworth cut his teeth in the British jazz scene before going stateside to work with Tony Williams, Stanley Clarke and the Brecker Brothers, aside from his countless studio…

Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!

Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

August 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/

Del Mar Summer Camp: Wet Hot American Summer

August 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Del Mar Summer Camp geared for adults lines up four CAMP themed films in the month of August. Every Thursday in August come to the Del Mar do some arts & crafts while enjoying fine local organic ale from The Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing at 8:30pm then see the camp flick at 9:30pm and earn your merit badge! Tickets for screenings are $5.00 Santa Cruz Brewery pints wil be sold in the Mezzanine Arts & Crafts designated area. APPROVED &…

Downtown Sidewalk Sales

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every day until September 1, 2014
Sidewalk Sales are held the last weekend of the month from March through November, including Memorial Day, Labor Day and Black Friday Weekend. Shoppers take advantage of great deals in a relaxing shopping environment. When participating in the Sidewalk Sales please make sure not to block the sidewalk for pedestrian access, and keep all financial transactions in your store. Plan for these upcoming 2014 Sidewalk Sales weekends! Aug 29-30-31-(Sep) 1 – Includes Labor Day Sep 26-27-28 Oct 24-25-26 Nov 28…

Bolo at Pono

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Yes Bolo is on his way back to Pono and Santa Cruz.  Tho he still plays his signature ükeitar, Bolo has done a lot of writing for `ukulele and guitar separately.  The good news is that he wants to share this music with us.  The even better news is that he will be doing just that on multiple occasions -  taking the stage solo or with friends (tbd) on Sept. 29th. He will be introducing his latest CD,” `ekahi” while…

Scottish Fiddlers

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alasdair Fraser and the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School presents its 30th annual concert at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Ticket prices for this general admission event (including service charges) are (day of show) $26.50 for adults and $22.50 for students, children and seniors 65+. Children 8 and under are FREE. Buy early and save $2 – group discounts available in advance too! Scotland! Ireland! USA! Indie Award-winning Scots Fiddler Alasdair Fraser leads more than 150 enthusiastic musicians…

Funky Friday! Pawn Shop Soul with Simone Cox and M-Tet

August 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Advance Tickets Available through Brown Paper Tickets Doors at 8:00 PM More info: 831 247-1647   or   www.facebook.com Pawn Shop Soul returns to Kuumbwa Jazz to headline a second soulsational Funky Friday! The floor will be cleared for dancers ready to get their freak on with the best live funk and soul in Santa Cruz. First up is the M-Tet, a super tight organ quartet from Oakland. This band will bring your boogie to a rolling boil. After a short cool off, Pawn Shop…

Gardens of Time

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people who lived here in the past by exploring the plants they used and cultivated. Tour our native plant gardens, demonstration vegetable beds and Victorian “Nearyland”. Take home history in a seed. The event is FREE. Rain Cancels.

Live Maple Harp with Robin Mills

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join Robin Mills at Hidden Peak as she weaves the intricate sounds of the harp into delightful moments to enjoy your tea and the company of friends. As Robin says of her playing “My improvisational music is informed by traditional sounds and rhythms from around the world. My weaving is an on-bias method thought to come from the middle ages. The connection between these two art forms is in the use of color, texture, and patterns that can be…

Soquelle visual music & Modern Collective Dance Company

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Come join us, Saturday, August 30th, 7:30pm-10pm as Vinocruz’s outdoor patio is transformed into an enchanting world of sound and light.  Celebrate Summer with a unique Santa Cruz experience to evoke all your senses. Elegant goddesses from Modern Collective will welcome your arrival with the gift of dance lifting your spirit into motion. As you step into an enchanted patio under the mid-summer moon, you will sit comfortably and listen to the live delightful sound of local duo Soquelle. Comprised of Anastasia Gera and Mark…

Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Chris Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!

Movie Night

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until December 29, 2014
Every Monday night is movie night at Red Restaurant and Bar. Visit their event page  for each week’s film!

Downtown Tuesday

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
If it’s Tuesday, it must be DOWNTOWN! Downtown Tuesdays feature specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown. Click HERE for specials and special events throughout the Downtown. Make sure to wear your I <3 Downtown Button on Tuesdays for a chance to win $100 in Downtown Dollars

Board Game Night

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 6:00pm
Every Tuesday is Board Game Night at Mythic Games. Located at Mythic Games 149 South River Street in the Galleria. Call 831-600-7451 for details

Comedy Night at RED

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks

Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Open Mic Night in Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

Free First Friday

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Tonight from 5-9pm, enjoy a no-host bar, live music with Hod Band 6:30-9 and an art activity for all ages in the classroom.  

Water Music: Celebrate John Cage’s Birthday

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, Sept 5, 2014 noon -1 pm; Duck Island, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz co-sponsored by the Coastal Watershed Council & the Santa Cruz Downtown Association WATER MUSIC Celebrations of the San Lorenzo River & John Cage’s 102 birthday FREE TO THE PUBLIC 12 noon – 1pm  Duck Island in San Lorenzo Park Grammy-nominated William Winant Percussion Group music by John Cage and Steve Reich & NMW Ensemble Music by G.F.Handel (deconstructions by P.Collins and Steed Cowart) 1:30 at the …

Santa Cruz Greek Festival

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The 34th annual, award-winning street festival is jam-packed with delicious Greek dishes, Kafenio Greek wine & spirits. Live bouzouki band and dancing makes for a fun event in downtown Santa Cruz.   Friday, September 5th 5pm-10pm Saturday, September 6th 11am-10pm Sunday, September 7th 12pm-8pm

Ben Ahn

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One of our favorite `ukulele players, Ben plays anything and everything, but especially loves the music from home. A bit about Ben; Ben Ahn is a professional musician from the island of Kaua`i, currently living in the San Francisco Bay area. His specializes in diversity, and you can expect just about every genre of music at one of his `ukulele shows.   Ben plays many hulas so dancers are encouraged to add their interpretation of the songs through dance.

Santa Cruz Greek Festival

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
The 34th annual, award-winning street festival is jam-packed with delicious Greek dishes, Kafenio Greek wine & spirits. Live bouzouki band and dancing makes for a fun event in downtown Santa Cruz.   Friday, September 5th 5pm-10pm Saturday, September 6th 11am-10pm Sunday, September 7th 12pm-8pm

6th Annual Songfest: Prostate Cancer Awareness

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz County Prostate Cancer Support Group presents our 6th Annual Songfest for Prostate Cancer Awareness. !!! FREE ADMISSION !!! Hear some great music & learn valuable information about Prostate Cancer. Take home a FREE copy of our informational pamphlet “UNDERSTANDING PROSTATE CANCER” available in both ENGLISH & SPANISH! Line-up: Dale Julin KSBW News Anchor Master of Ceremonies Joe Ferrara Standards 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Claudio Melega Italian Ballads 5:45 – 6:16 Steve Kritzer Folk & Bluegrass 6:30 – 7:00…
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